Population 2500; 455 kms
NW of Sydney via Bushmans Way; 159 kms from Dubbo; 182 kms from Tamworth;
88 kms from Coolah.
Travellers heading for
the Warrumbungles along the Bushmans Way from Newcastle must
pass through this pretty town. It has become a quiet comfortable
farming town. The Warrumbungle National Park and the large astronomy
facility at Siding Spring have also made it an important tourist
centre, often called the Astronomy Capital of Australia.
The town features a
number of historic buildings, most notably the court house in the
main street. A clock tower, a memorial to war dead, stands at the
main intersection in town.
Christ Church Anglican
Church contains a colourful Ascension window. A window commemorating
Greek heroes and martyrs of World War II was donated by
people of Greek extraction.
Information Centre, Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, 2357.
Open 9am to 5pm, seven
days a week.
Tel. (02) 6849 2144 or
1800 242 881; Fax (02) 6842 2766;